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you're watching bbc news at nine. the headlines... after a dramatic reshuffle that saw his chancellor quit, borisjohnson prepares to chair the first meeting of his new cabinet at number 10. ministers old and new will be arriving here in downing street in the next half an hour as boris johnson tries to move on from the drama of yesterday. coronavirus is not on the rise outside of china, despite a sharp spike in hubei province, according to the world health organization. police in new zealand say they've found the body of stephanie simpson, the british woman who's been missing since monday. cases of mumps in england are at the highest level in a decade, with the steep rise being largely driven by outbreaks in universities and colleges. # fool me once, fool me twice... # that's the song for the new bond
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film, recorded by billie eilish. we'll find out how it's gone down with the critics. coming up in sport, we'll find out how fallon sherrock got on last night, when she became the first woman to play in the premier league darts. good morning and welcome to the bbc news at nine. boris johnson is preparing to chair the first meeting of his new cabinet this morning, following a reshuffle that saw sajid javid quit his role as chancellor. mrjavid refused the ultimatum to keep hisjob if he sacked his team of advisers. it means that this man, rishi sunak, has got the keys to number 11. he has less than four weeks to prepare for his first budget, due to take place on march 11th, although a downing street source could not confirm to the bbc
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whether that date was still fixed. as he prepares, mr sunak will do so with less autonomy than his predecessors, after number 10 said there would be a joint team of economic advisers for both the chancellor and prime minister. nick eardley has this report. borisjohnson‘s reshuffle had been billed as fairly modest, maybe even dull, moving a fewjobs around, bringing some new faces into government. reporter: hello, chancellor. but things don't always go according to plan. sajid javid had only been chancellor for seven months and he had been expected to stay. but behind closed doors, the prime minister asked him to sack all his aides and share his advisers with number 10. the chancellor said no, resigned, then headed home to explain why. the conditions that were attached was a requirement that i replace all my political advisers. you know, these are people who'd worked incredibly hard,
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on behalf of notjust the government, but the whole country, done a fantasticjob. i was unable to accept those conditions. i don't believe any self—respecting minister would accept such conditions. and, so, therefore, ifelt the best thing to do was to go. reporter: good afternoon, chancellor. rishi sunak gets hisjob and is due to deliver the budget in less than a month. borisjohnson‘s top team will look a bit different when it meets later this morning. the pm has even more power now. the question is, what will he do with it? nick eardley, bbc news, westminster. let's get the latest from helen catt who joins us now from downing street. a difficult morning in some respects. it absolutely will be after the dramatic day yesterday on the departure of the former chancellor sajid javid. the cabinet that meets in an hour will be much smaller than it was, the prime minister has done away with some of the post they used to say were attending cabinet, it will be a little bit less female, one fewer
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female minister. there will be some new faces around the top table. some of the more notable promotions, former brexit minister now the attorney general, the new secretary of state for international development, promotion for george eustice, new environment secretary, and brandon lewis, former home office minister, now taking on the job of northern ireland secretary, after the sacking which came as a bit of a surprise to many ofjulian smith yesterday morning. he could legitimately have expected to be the big news yesterday, if it were not of course for that dramatic resignation of the former chancellor sajid javid who is replaced with rishi sunak, the person everyone is looking out for this morning. that was ina looking out for this morning. that was in a row over hidden being told to sack his special advisers, in favour of having an amalgamated team of advisers with number 10. many
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have put that down to the vision of the prime minister's most senior adviser, dominic cummings. this morning he was uncharacteristically quiet. good morning, mr cummings. are you responsible for sajid javid resigning yesterday? are you now in charge? are you running number 11 as well as number 10? are you the cromwell of british politics? thomas, that is. is this a complete takeover? is this a takeover? does this mean spending continues? sorry, everyone. i've got to go. are you writing the budget now? it is worth saying of course advisers can only advise, it is the prime minister who made the decisions yesterday and it will be the prime minister hoping to move on from that this morning not least because there is the small matter of the budget on march 11, possibly. just a thought that we will be back in downing street for the arrivals and we will
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have discussion with cindy yu of the spectator and anne mcelvoy of the economist shortly. china has reported more than 5,000 additional cases of the coronavirus, named covid—i9, and a further 121 deaths, almost all of them in the province of hubei, the epicentre of the outbreak. but the number of new confirmed cases outside hubei has now reportedly dropped for ten consecutive days. the province has been subjected to an intense quarantine, with tens of millions of people largely confined to their homes. stephen mcdonell is our correspondent in beijing. for the desperate authorities in china, a small glimmers of hope in the numbers. yeah, it really depends if you are looking at the numbers within hubei province or the rest of the country. it is funny what people are thinking of a good set of numbers, 5000 extra cases,
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not too bad, not as bad as 10,000 extra cases yesterday, but i think some of that would be as a result of a lack from people being taken from the probably infected and being put in the definitely infected colin —— and one. because of the new way of measuring things. if you have the virus symptoms, if you have a ct scan showing a chest infection and the doctors say, you have the coronavirus, you are now placed in the definitely have it column. number still continue to go up in hubei province, outside of hubei province, for more than a week, kind ofa province, for more than a week, kind of a week and a half, the infection rate is coming down. the line it goes like that but it is trending down. it seems to suggest the strict measures being placed on people's movements in the very big cities
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of china are kind of working in terms of slowing the spread elsewhere. shanghai, for example, not one extra case yesterday. so, if we can believe the numbers, let's assume in trend terms at least they are worth considering, it seems to show a slowing of the spread of the virus outside of hubei province. but within hubei, especially wuhan, still very serious situation. not much activity going on in the street behind you, just as you are talking about strict quarantine measures and the way the cities have been shut down, any sense in china at this point about how long it will have to continue and how much unofficially it will continue across the rest of china? yeah, you know this neighbourhood very well, you would not recognise it at the moment. it is dead. officially, work has kind of assumed but lunchtime no one is
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crisscrossing the road to go and buy dumplings. if they can, people are remaining indoors, inside flats, staying at home. many have been told to work from home, a lot of companies have not resumed work. this is because i think the authorities are wary of sending millions of people back into the underground train systems, cramming onto buses and the like, because they fear, with some good reason, that they could be another explosion in the growth of the virus. we are a long way from china resuming anything like normal living and working conditions. for now, thank you so much. meanwhile, more than 1,500 people on a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea, after being turned away by several countries over coronavirus fears, have started disembarking in cambodia. further tests were done on passengers displaying flu—like symptoms before the green light was given to leave. no—one on board was found to be carrying the virus.
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they were welcomed onshore by cambodian prime minister hun sen, who said the sickness of fear was greater than that of the coronavirus. here's what some of the passengers had to say about being on dry land again. we are very, very pleased to be in your country. it's good to step on land. thank you very much for welcoming us. we have a long journey ahead. it will be good to be home. but the crew and everybody on board has been absolutely marvellous. fantastic, really good. glad to be here. going back now to manchester in the uk. we've been on the ship for more than a month in total. so, we came to cambodia a couple of weeks ago, that was great. obviously, good to be back now. more on coronavirus later this hour. the body of a missing british woman has been found by police in new zealand. stephanie simpson is thought to have
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gone on a hike last weekend in the mount aspiring national park in the country's south island. the police have previously found items belonging to the 32—year—old from essex. let's go straight to sydney and talk to shaimaa khalil. what can you tell us about this sad case? the search for stephanie simpson has been going on for a week, from monday when she was reported missing because she failed to keep an appointment, to late afternoon today, friday. we understand her body was found in crete, in a canyon —— in a canyon, nowhere near where she went hiking. we understand from the officer in charge that she had gone off the hiking track into a waterfall, suggesting her body had washed up into the canyon. he said, however, there are no suspicious
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circumstances in her death and disappear to be a sad accident and her body is now being referred to the coroner. any idea of exactly why it has taken so long to her body? the police have said this is a very dangerous and very bleak terrain, very mountainous area. we understand 50 people have been involved in the search, helicopters dog teams, all involved in the search, but it has taken that long by the nature of the toe reign. we know that herfamily, her mother and other family toe reign. we know that herfamily, her mother and otherfamily members, have travelled to new zealand —— the terrain. they were at their wits end. they were at the search site close to where the body was found and they were i —— they were able to identify her. thank you. the high court is due to rule on a case brought by a former police
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officer who sent tweets that were seen as offensive to members of the trans—gender community. harry miller was interviewed by police and it was logged as a non—hate—crime incident, which could show up on checks carried out by future employers. he argues that goes against the right to free speech. our legal correspondent, clive coleman, has the details. harry miller regularly tweets, sometimes using graphic language, about proposed changes to the law which could make it easier for a man to be legally recognised as a woman, and vice versa. injanuary last year, a transgender woman complained about his tweets. he was questioned by humberside police. a non—crime—hate incident was recorded in a crime report. no evidence of hate is necessary. the guidance is you don't need a victim and, in actualfact, the victim can be anybody who just is offended by what you tweet. the idea you can record something of such a serious nature, irrespective of
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evidence, is just crazy. every year more than 25,000 non—crime hate incidents are recorded by uk police in order to stop them escalating into hate crimes. but this case raises the question of what should happen when comments on issues like gender identity are provocative, disrespectful, but they don't break the law. should they nonetheless trigger a police investigation and be locked —— logged against the person who made them? yes, says this campaigner. it goes back to that whole, well, i'm only exercising free speech, it's a bit of a joke, i've got the right to say the stuff. a lot of the arguments the anti—trans campaigns have been using have been very simplistic and largely wrong. so, they are not based on any science, they are targeting a group of people and trying to direct abusive speech towards a group simply because they are that group.
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it is a step too far. if harry miller succeeds, police guidance on non—crime hate incidents could have to be changed and tens of thousands of records destroyed. clive coleman, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news... after a dramatic reshuffle that saw his chancellor quit, borisjohnson prepares to chair the first meeting of his new cabinet at number 10. coronavirus is not on the rise outside of china, despite a sharp spike in hubei province, according to the world health organization. police in new zealand say they've found the body of stephanie simpson, the british woman who's been missing since monday. and in sport... fallon sherrock narrowly misses out on a stunning victory on her premier league debut, drawing 6—6 with glen durrant in nottingham. she continues to produce eye—catching performances on the biggest
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stage. vivianne miedema scores twice to seal a 3—2 win for arsenal over relegation threatened liverpool in the women's super league. and four—time champion ronnie o'sullivan eases through to the quarterfinals of snooker‘s welsh open in cardiff. i'll be back with more on those stories later. some on those stories later. international news now. united nations officials are saying tens of thousands of people have fled northern syria just in the past 48 hours as fighting intensified in the provinces of idlib and aleppo. 60% of those fleeing are said to be children. it's thought 800,000 people have left the area since december. russell trott has this report. it is freezing in northern syria. this camp has been overwhelmed with families trying to find somewhere to live and something to eat. the situation he was very difficult. it
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is snowing, the temperature is below zero. we are staying in a tent because went for a house cost between 100— $200. —— ranked. because went for a house cost between 100- $200. -- ranked. but being out in the open is still prefera ble being out in the open is still preferable to this. unrelenting air strikes by russian forces causing u ntold strikes by russian forces causing untold damage. russia supports the government of bashar al—assad and its mission to regain control of rebel held allegories. translation:. we were sitting in the village and suddenly the aircraft hit, look at the destruction. what would we do to bashar al—assad? let him go to the front line. i want to know what we did to him? turkey which supports the rebels has accused moscow of deliberately targeting civilians. moscow denies this. towns have been left deserted, turkey has sent reinforcements to the border, warning it will strike back if turkish soldiers are
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hurt. 13 have been killed so far this month. the tension is rising between turkey and russia and this is where it is being felt, 1600 kilometres away from ankara and 3000 kilometres from moscow. politicians in the united states have voted to support a law that would limit president trump's ability to attack iran without their permission. eight republican senators have sided with democrats, despite the president's prior warning not to support it. he is expected to veto the resolution once it is sent to white house. the us attorney general, william barr, has criticised donald trump for tweeting about high—profile criminal cases handled by his department. its work has come under intense scrutiny in recent days following the announcement it would seek a shorter prison sentence for mr trump's long—time friend and advisor, roger stone, who was found guilty
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of lying to congress. in an interview with abc news, mr barr insisted he always acted independently and urged the president to end his social media commentaries. to have public statements and tweets made about the department, about our people in the department, our men and women here, about cases pending in the department, and aboutjudges before whom we have cases, make it impossible for me to do myjob and to assure the courts and the prosecutors and the department that we're doing our work with integrity. and i'm not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody. and i said at the time, whether it's congress, newspaper, editorial boards, or the president. the united nations has warned of the danger of famine in east africa if huge swarms of locusts are not brought under control. the insects have so far affected ethiopia, somalia, kenya,
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tanzania and uganda, devouring crops and pasture in regions that are already suffering food shortages. the un says funds are needed for aerial spraying to prevent billions of locusts from multiplying further. the royal bank of scotland has announced that it's to change its name to natwest plc in a major rebranding. rbs group has reported a near doubling of annual profits and says it plans to change its name later this year. new rbs chief executive alison rose called the results the start of a new era for the bank. 17 jamaican men who were deported from the uk on tuesday have been released from an army processing centre in the capital, kingston. they had all been convicted of criminal offenses and given prison sentences of 12 months or more. greg mckenzie has more.
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for 24—year—old chevron brown, the last 12 months have been what he describes as "a living hell" — deported from britain for a string of driving offences. he came to the uk at the age 01:14 and settled in oxford before being deported back to jamaica. my accent will tell you, i'm notjamaican, i'm onlyjamaican by blood because i was born here. they are actually tearing families apart, they are ripping fathers away from their children, they are making our pa rents stressed. they're making the kids stressed, which will lead to further problems down the road. on tuesday, the home office resumed deportation flights back to jamaica, saying its priority was keeping british people safe. these pictures show the 17 men being released from an army processing centre in the country's capital, kingston. i was seeing some very distraught family members, i saw a mixed reception for them. but importantly, i saw grown men crying. i don't take no pleasure in saying that. the fact that even one man came out, from the families i was talking to, and actually had a child since,
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now that child hasjust had daddy ripped away from him entirely. and the question is, why? on that flight was 33—year—old rupert smith, a first—time offender. he left behind a wife and three children. there's a lot of emotions to put to... but i can't find a word that's suitable enough to put it altogether. in a sense, i'lljust say the whole feeling's empty. while the home office says it doesn't comment on individual cases, it has defended the deportations, making no apology whatsoever for seeking to remove what it says are dangerous foreign criminals from the uk. greg mckenzie, bbc news, kingston, jamaica. let's return to our main story. the prime minister is preparing to chair the first meeting of his new cabinet this morning, following a reshuffle that saw sajid javid quit his role as chancellor. let's discuss the febrile last 2a
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hours with anne mcelvoy and cindy yu. thank you for coming in. your initial take on the goings on, start where you like, you start us off, cindy yu. valentine's day massacre, a month ago, expectations were being clamped down, not huge changes, but lo and behold, sajid javid resigned. he was offered the chance to stay but he had to sack his advisers. he walked out. the biggest excitement of the day. but other things like the sacking of julian of the day. but other things like the sacking ofjulian smith... from northern ireland. exactly. the reshuffle was much bigger than expected. i am hearing a lot of discussion this morning about what the sajid javid's departure was an accident or whether it was about giving him no options. there is an agatha christie story in which someone agatha christie story in which someone puts a wire agatha christie story in which someone puts a wire across agatha christie story in which someone puts a wire across the stairs in the middle of the night. it could be murder,
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it could be such a bad diy. the implausible deniability is if you say to someone sajid javid is a very proud person, stood his corner a number of times with borisjohnson, if you say, you can stay, but you cannot have your five and 20 nights, that was never going to work. the only question was whether he would accept it for a while. i love that, only about three of them. good point, but symbolically very important. if you think where the chancellor fit in the international system, going off to g7, going to have the germans with this retinue of people telling them what to do, but not only that, but to advise the leader of the country with a loft of heft and information on data and you don't have that, i think it makes you look daft and that is what sajid javid has had in no uncertain terms in what i thought was quite a staring
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farewell. not a good direction for government to go. a lot of discussion about whether it is a good direction or not. the chancellor in name only, and axing of number11, chancellor in name only, and axing of number 11, where do you stand on the wisdom or otherwise of saying we are going to have a joint economic tea m are going to have a joint economic team of advisers between ten and 11? uncharted waters. number 11 macro has been a checking mechanism on the direction of government —— number 11. sajid javid was the one who put fiscal rules on borisjohnson's spending up to the election and that was probably one of the tensions between the mind with dominic cummings. the new chancellor rishi sunak, incredibly confident, —— competent, civil servants like him, but only an mp for five years. how much heft will he bring in any opposition of dominic cummings and borisjohnson?
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opposition of dominic cummings and boris johnson? already this opposition of dominic cummings and borisjohnson? already this morning, the times is reporting number 10 will try to push the boundary more and say, loosen the rules, turn on the spending caps, cut taxes and increase public spending. is it too much direction from number 10? fascinating. this is the policy area that lies beneath the personality clashes or who is in charge kind of issues, where do you stand on the question of rishi sunak, how credible can he be as an independent money strings voice? the aim is really to change the dynamic, easy to pick apart the position of number 10, autocratic move, but there is a philosophical underpinning which as you need quite bold policy in the wa ke you need quite bold policy in the wake of brexit. place your bets in one direction or another. a bit of an irony. people saying sajid javid, paul sajid javid, they don't like
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borisjohnson. sajidjavid paul sajid javid, they don't like borisjohnson. sajid javid was paul sajid javid, they don't like boris johnson. sajid javid was less inclined to be austerity —like figure than sajid javid who was a bit more in the tradition of tory chancellors — — bit more in the tradition of tory chancellors —— poor sajid javid. borisjohnson's view, chancellors —— poor sajid javid. boris johnson's view, driven on chancellors —— poor sajid javid. borisjohnson's view, driven on by dominic cummings, difference between the organ grinder and the monkey, if you are borisjohnson, you want to place your bets on a clear direction, whether it is wise to un—loosen the spending corset, we don't know. he thinks that is what he needs to do to deliver on his prospectus to poorer parts of the country. that will happen whether anyone, whatever the name is, next door, likes it or not. going to some other appointments and departures, what do you make of them, what can you read into them? some are saying that though the people who did not
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back boris for the leadership, for example? case in point is julian smith, former northern ireland secretary. he got power—sharing up and running again in stormont and it is an incredible achievement yet because he was a remainer and was not always forthcoming when it came to support for the boris johnson, wobbly face last year when he thought no deal might be happening and he said it would be a bad idea for northern ireland, and he is out, despite the very competent things he has done instalment. the last 2a hours across the political divide in northern ireland, people say this was a very good secretary and now brandon lewis, former immigration minister and he is now there but he was widely tipped to be sacked altogether. is northern ireland now another office for shoving someone you don't want to see, incompetent ministers there? where do you stand on the
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issue over compliance over... ? on the issue over compliance over...? there is on the issue over compliance over. . . ? there is truth in it, on the issue over compliance over...? there is truth in it, but if you are a prime minister who has come through... it came after a year when everything was contested, cabinets had to be balanced, boris johnson are simply saying, i don't wa nt johnson are simply saying, i don't want to do that again, i don't have too, i went to the country, the country gave us too, i went to the country, the country gave us a too, i went to the country, the country gave us a very clear indication it wanted me to do the job and what i say kind of goes. the risk is number 10 often has shorter term political goals than perhaps the whole fiscal... five years or longer. that balance in the system has definitely been watered down. if you are the kind of person, many today, former civil servants, saying, had to be the way it was before, this is not the way it was before, this is not the way it was before, but that is what boris johnson's premiership is saying, not the way it was before. it is
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high risk and it concentrates power more at the centre, therefore all the blame and all of the credit, whatever the balance, goes to number 10, that is the opportunity and the risk. we have to leave it there. could listen to you all day. thank you for coming in. in a moment, the weather. first, whatjoanna has coming up on the victoria derbyshire show. we hear from coming up on the victoria derbyshire show. we hearfrom gareth evans prisoner rehabilitation where it is launched a vicious knife attack. he speaks to us about that day and pays tribute to jack merritt, one of the two people killed in the attack. so, ididn't two people killed in the attack. so, i didn't knowjack had been hurt at all until later on in the evening. it was painful to find out. he was one of my best friends. he was a good man. he made me believe i could be normal and kind. he was
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pa rt could be normal and kind. he was part of the first people who made me feel like that. join us at 10am on bbc two, the bbc news channel and online. we will and now it is time for the weather. thank you. a stormy weekend on the way, damaging winds and high seas but met office weather warnings for heavy rain. out there today, a taster across western areas. heavy rains and strengthening wind across scotla nd rains and strengthening wind across scotland and northern and ireland. this afternoon, the rain spreads across england and wales, eventually into the south—west. a good part of east anglia and the south—east a drive through the daytime. temperatures here around 12—13. a bit fresher further north and as we head towards rush—hour comedy wins will be strengthening. the black wind arrows show the maximum wins, up wind arrows show the maximum wins, up to 50 or 60 miles an hour pushed them. the showers could be heavy, some gaps in between and after wet weather in the afternoon, northern england and north wales, the wins will be strengthening but turning a little drier. a wet evening rush
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hourin little drier. a wet evening rush hour in the south—west and south wales and the south west midlands. across southern areas, rain remains in place tonight. further north, clear skies and a touch of brass. on saturday, the rain spreads its way in. here are the areas of concern for heavy rain. more details in the next half hour. hello this is bbc news with carrie gracie. the headlines: after a dramatic reshuffle that saw his chancellor quit — borisjohnson prepares to chair the first meeting of his new cabinet at number 10. coronavirus is not on the rise outside of china, despite a sharp spike in hubei province, according to the world health organization. police in new zealand say they've found the body of stephanie simpson, the british woman who's been missing since monday. cases of mumps in england are at the highest level in a decade, with the steep rise being largely driven by outbreaks in universities and colleges.
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# fool me once, fool me twice # are you death or paradise? that's the song for the new bond film, recorded by billie eilish. we'll find out how it's gone down with the critics. time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the stories people are watching, reading and sharing. let's look at some of this morning's newspaper front pages. the financial times leads on sajid javid stepping down as chancellor, having rejecting borisjohnson's order to sack his team of advisers and aides. it's the same story on the metro. mrjavid has been replaced by his deputy, rishi sunak. the guardian looks at some of the other ministers to have lost their places in cabinet. alok sharma has replaced andrea leadsom as business secretary. the daily express calls borisjohnson the ‘iron man' after his ultimatum to mrjavid. and the daily mail features a story
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on prince harry and meghan markle. the paper claims they are axing up to 15 of their uk staff and closing their buckingham palace office. now we look at some of the stories you are looking at on our news website, on the most red for example, we have been talking about the sad story about the discovery of the sad story about the discovery of the body of the british woman missing in new zealand. number two, a story for today, a valentine's day story. poundland selling 40,000 engagement rings ahead of valentine's day. that has caught your attention. apparently, the £1 billing rings are meant to be used as place to proper rings, according to poundland. most watch this morning, it's been shuffling around. quite a lot of stories grabbing your attention. let's look at number one right now, theirs is a quick thinking customer who is
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watching, you can see, watching a shoplifter who is pelting across... and there is the moment. that is one kind of citizen's arrest. there is another scene, that video goes on to show the same moment from different viewpoints. that is quite a good one, if you have the time. now, i promised you a conversation about billie eilish. let's look at these stories online about that on social media. billie eilish has actually dropped herjames bond theme song overnight. no time to die was released at midnight and by 12:01, the stans — that's internet slang for obsessive fans — were already in overdrive — it was memes galore. tylerbidman52 tweeted: "when billie eilish did that high note in..." the song and then attatched a photo of goosebumps.
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gen—irl has done a deep dive into the meaning of the song — she also attatched a five paragraph essay containing a forensic analysis of the subtext. i have to read that! genevieve, who has three followers, called it "one of the most important pop songs of our generation of pop music". she's racked up hundreds of likes. and hopefully some followers as well. and culture journalist chris madden has some controversial thoughts — he says he likes billie eilish‘s "track for the new bond film better than sam smith's and better than madonna's". that will start a bidding war. let's talk to laura snapes, the guardian's deputy music editor, in central london. thank you forjoining us. do you like it? yes, i really like it, i think it's very elegant. i think it's interesting although it very much sounds like billie eilish vocally, it isn't belted, it's whispery. it doesn't have any of her trademarks that defied the debut
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album she released last year. trademarks that defied the debut album she released last yearlj listened it my way to work this morning and i love the way it builds. it is really dramatic. i think there is an idea that if you are going to make a bond theme you have to do shirley bassey or get out, like the way she's done something a lot more low key that builds on a surreptitious way. it feels fitting with the daniel craig era, they are a lot more tortured and insularand era, they are a lot more tortured and insular and internal than the ones that have come before and it feels right for him to bow out this way. it's interesting you say that. it's complex and brooding and intense, isn't it? definitely. like i say, i'm intense, isn't it? definitely. like isay, i'm not intense, isn't it? definitely. like i say, i'm not so familiar with the bond story at the moment but i've seen fans speculating some of the lyrics about the only blood you shed as your own, i'll be leaving alone, has implications about what the fate ofjames has implications about what the fate of james bond might has implications about what the fate ofjames bond might be. just so we're making sure viewers are not throwing something at the tv at this point because they want to hear
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it, let's just hear it and then we can go on. name? bond. james bond. # i've fallen for a lie # i've fallen for a lie # you are never on my side # you are never on my side # for me once, follow me twice # for me once, follow me twice # higher death, paradise. # higher death, paradise. # your never see me cry # your never see me cry # there's just my time to die... # your never see me cry # there'sjust my time to die... #. the visual slightly get in the way, don't they? i haven't seen the visuals, just heard the song. going back to the song, a moment ago we we re back to the song, a moment ago we were talking about social media comments on it and it has gone viral. some people are comparing it with the other bond songs. where do you think it stands?
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i think it stands alone in a lot of ways. it's a lot more low key and she is the youngest person ever to have done a bond theme. i think it striking at this point they have an 18—year—old girl. and just on the. .. on billie eilish herself. tell us a bit more, for those who are not familiar with her work, and that's only about three people on the planet now! just tell us more about her, how she records, her brother... what an incredible family! yes, they have had a really striking story. she turned 18 in december but five years ago, she uploaded herfirst song to the internet. i think it was written by her older brother. i think she asked him to write a song because she wanted something to choreograph a dance to. she uploaded it and it got really big in a viral way immediately. i think that's when she started a development process with a record label. she's been building that over the last five years,
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releasing tracks and lousy as she put out her debut album. since then, it's gone stratospheric. at the grammysa it's gone stratospheric. at the grammys a few weeks ago, she swept the board. i'm sure she will do the same at the brit awards. she has become the most important pop star of her generation, i think. laura, thank you for talking to us. huge congratulations this morning from us to billie eilish and her brother and eve ryo ne to billie eilish and her brother and everyone involved with that track. now time for a look at the sport with john. good morning. we start with some darts. a name familiar to start with some darts. a name familiarto us... fallon sherrock continues to take the darts world by storm and with it a new legion of fans as she drew on her premier league debut last night. the sherrock of nottingham as she was labelled last night was leading and after moving to 6—4 meant
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she'd at least draw against world number 22 glen durant, who levelled the match. she is one of nine challeger‘s competing across all of the events, no challenger has won a game in the premier league, which reflects the size of the acheivement. and here she is standing with defending champion michale van gerwen posting on social media afterwards — "what an atmosphere, what a night", as she continues to produce the performances on the biggest stage. as do arsenal's women, the defending champions beating liverpool in the women's super league last night. despite this stunning goal from rachel furness. .. liverpool lost 3—2. arsenal claiming the win thanks to two goals from vivianne miedema, they're third. three points off the top. and while liverpool's men close in on the title, their women in a realfight to avoid relegation. we knew it was going to be a very difficult game. this is a tough place to come and get results. they
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area place to come and get results. they are a good team, liverpool are a good side and very well structured. they have some good players and they capitalised on our mistakes and we made it difficult for ourselves but in the end we showed a little bit of spirit to come back and win it. well the premier league is back this evening with wolves hosting leicester city. third place leicester are very well placed for a champions league place. wolves are ninth, but stil in the hunt for a europa league position. their manager nuno espirito santo features on the back pages today the daily mirror reports that he's had no talks with the club over a new deal. there is just over a year to run on his contract. the paper also claims that pep guardioal believes he could be sacked by manchester city, if he fails to win the champions league with the club this season. the guardian has carried out an investigation into the online ticket resale website stubhub. the paper claims the firm makes millions of pounds from football tickets, despite a law banning their resale in england and wales. and the express runs a story about england star mario itoje. itoje claims he did nothing knowingly wrong in business
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dealings with saracens, as the fall out from salary cap scandal continues. now, when do you give someone a second chance? former premier league referee bobby madley was sacked back in 2018 after sending a video mocking a disabled person. but having moved to norway, to rebuild his carer, he's been given a chance to return to england to referee and will be officiating matches in league one and two from next season. ronnie o'sullivan is through to the welsh open quarterfinals. the four time champion took less than an hour to beat soheil vahedi and plays mark selby in the last eight later today. and the quarterfinals continue today — there's live coverage onthe bbc sport website and red button from 1 this afternoon. rory mclroy will be eyeing the career grand slam once again by winning all four of golf‘s majors. he's returned to action in his first event since returning to world number one. he's four shots off the lead after a strong start in california.
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the masters, the one major that's eluded him, begins in april. and in the women's australian open, jodi ewart shadoff had to setle for a share of the lead at the halfway stage. she was overnight leader, but she's now tied with former world number one inbee park on 10—under overall. wigan warriors ran in six tries beat toronto wolfpack last night in the super league. the wolfpack, who were without kiwi superstar sonny bill williams, as he has returned to new zealand for the birth of his fourth child, still haven't won in the super league, while wigan have two wins from three matches. how do you put the narrowest of defeats behind you as england's cricketers return to t20 action? they face soth africa later and here's bowler chrisjordan explaining just how you come back having lost last time byjust
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one run. that's t20 cricket, it can go either way, it is high risk cricket. everyone is on edge. things can go your way and it can't but it's important to stay level mentally. have an honest assessment of your own performance and then try and come and give may be a ten or 20% more next game. a very measured assessment. england will hope that reflect their performance. and we love a feat of endurance... how would you fancy running seven marathons, in seven days, on seven different continents? a group of runners have done just that with the final race of the world marathon challenge finishing in miami yesterday. antartica, africa, autralia, asia, europe, south america and finishin in north america. —— finishing here in north america. all are very different conditions, as you can probably imagine. kristina madsen set
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a new record for fastest average time in the event. no wonder she is celebrating, what an incredible feat of endurance. that's all the sport for now. plenty more to come throughout the day. an incredible feat of endurance but she barely broke a sweat, she looked very relaxed after that! and the flying they have to factor m, and the flying they have to factor in, after every marathon they have to fly, rehyd rate, in, after every marathon they have to fly, rehydrate, fuel, land. so much to take in. amazing! thank you, john. now we can go to downing street because the new business secretary is walking up downing street, and as you can see it is almost time for the first cabinet meeting for the new cabinet after the reshuffle yesterday. we have been watching a few of them marching up the street. matt hancock was going up a moment ago, just whilst we were with the sport. the new culture secretary. matt hancock staying at health.
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some staying in some going. keep an eye on the shiny door and we will go back there as and when. the headlines on bbc news: after a dramatic reshuffle that saw his chancellor quit — borisjohnson prepares to chair the first meeting of his new cabinet at number 10. coronavirus is not on the rise outside of china despite a sharp spike in hubei province, according to the world health organisztion. police in new zealand say they've found the body of stephanie simpson, the british woman who's been missing since monday. cases of mumps in england are at their highest level in a decade. public health england says the increase has been largely driven by outbreaks in universities and colleges amongst young adults who missed out on the mmr vaccine when they were children. tim muffett reports. i would literally be screaming, from being in pain... lectures, essays, the odd
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party and mumps — flora, ben and ollie's second year at leeds university hasn't gone quite to plan. i went to bed normal, like, normal, doing fine, everything fine, and then i woke up and then, bang, my face was just puffed out, so swollen. were you surprised as to how painful it was? i got prescribed morphine, it was that bad. it just started out with just pain in my ear and jaw, and then it kind of started swelling, so painful. like, yourjaw pretty much locks and i could open my mouth this much. brushing my teeth, felt a lump round here, and it started swelling up. yeah, i had a pretty fat face. other students who've had mumps have been sharing before and after photos. the number of cases in england is at its highest level in a decade and many universities and colleges have seen outbreaks. there were more than 5000 laboratory
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confirmed cases of mumps last year — almost five times the number seen in 2018. last month alone, there were nearly three times as many cases as the previous january. today's young adults were born in the late ‘90s and early 2000's. now, that was when the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination was incorrectly linked to autism, creating a panic amongst parents. now, the link has been proved to be false but many children missed out on their mmr jab. the cohort of young people who weren't vaccinated are now at university, getting to know each other, sharing their bugs, and that's meant we've seen this huge increase in cases. around half of mumps cases last year were amongst unvaccinated people, according to public health england, but many, like flora, ben and ollie, did have the mmrjab, and the follow—up booster and yet
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sorry for breaking into the report, there goes rishi sunak, the new chancellor of the exchequer, alongside stephen barclay into number 10 for his first cabinet meeting as chancellor. we are going to go back to mumps for a moment. apologies to tim muffet for breaking into his report. we can talk to one of the uk's foremost virologists, professorjonathan ball. it is not just it is notjust people who haven't been vaccinated getting the mumps, can you explain why that is? what we understand from the mumps vaccine, unlike the measles jab, it gives lifelong immunity. the mumps component, whilst it protects the first early years and into childhood, in early adulthood, u nfortu nately childhood, in early adulthood, unfortunately quite a lot of people, the levels of protection have decreased and that leaves them vulnerable to any circulating mumps.
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what should they be doing about that? certainly the evidence, this happens in other parts of the world. these outbreaks in universities and colleges have also been reported in places like america. in fact, in the united states now, they did carry out some tests, studies, to give a third boost or a third immunisation with the mmr jab orjust the mumps component, and that reduced the incidence of the number of cases by around anything between 60—80%. i think this is something we have to look at seriously within the nhs, within the uk. particularly when we see these outbreaks in schools and colleges. and do you think then that pa rents colleges. and do you think then that parents who are watching our young people themselves who are watching this morning, would they be advised to go to their gps and ask for another boost at? yeah, i'm unsure at the moment whether they would actually get it because the routine vaccination schedule is
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for two doses regimen, that's early on in life, around one years of age, and then before you go to school. so usually around four. at the moment in the uk, there is no advice to give this sort of additional boost. but i think the evidence would suggest that it would work. the picture is also slightly complicated by the fact that there is some evidence that the outbreaks that are occurring, particularly in universities, might be caused by strains of the virus that aren't particularly well matched to the vaccine. i think we need to get a better understanding of why these outbreaks are recurring and respond accordingly but i certainly think a third vaccine, a third immunisation would make sense. it is obviously very concerning. do you feel there is at least reassurance for parents of generation who are younger, where that kind of period, the cohort whose parents got very scared
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about the possible, i know now disproven link with autism, that that generation and that scare is over and that the levels of vaccination are higher, so they don't need to worry so much? certainly the levels of immunisation, vaccination, are higher than we saw after the wakefield scandal. but they are still not high enough for things like measles. so we need to be covering about 95% of the population to give protection against measles. you don't need to get as much protection for mumps because it is less infectious. but certainly, we dispel the myths around the mmr vaccine. if there are individuals out there, young adults, adults who haven't had two doses of mmr, they can go to the gps and ask for that and they will be given those two doses. professor, it has been great to have you on, thank you. liz truss walking through the door. we are just feeding as and when pictures of
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those walking up the street. we sell pretty patella moment ago whilst we we re pretty patella moment ago whilst we were talking to professor ball. the home secretary going on. getting most of the numbers up there now. i guess the new cabinet will be meeting shortly and we will get pictures from round the table. ben wallace, the defence secretary, has also been in. some of the newcomers we haven't seen. we saw the chair of the conservative party, amanda milling. all those chauffeurs of all the new ministers having to do their three—point turns in downing street under the eye of the cameras. there is the foreign secretary, dominic raab, stepping up from the opposite direction. as i say, we will come back shortly to that. now we want to look at the weather because dangerous flooding likely in parts of wales at the weekend as storm dennis sweeps into the uk.
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an amber weather warning for rain covering parts of south and mid wales is in place for 24 hours from saturday afternoon, and the met office has forecast fast or deep floodwater causing danger to life. last weekend, storm ciara caused flooding across the calder valley in west yorkshire. jayne mccubbin has been to todmorden, where residents are braced for more. they are gearing up here notjust for the market but the storm dennis. how worried are you? vary. we had storm kero last weekend. we know it is saturated but we don't know what time, how bad it will be but we know we will get hit, but we don't know how bad. you are here with loads of volunteers. how bad was it last weekend? very bad. a lot of properties are flooded on this occasion that had never flooded before. it is soul destroying for the people who do get flooded. we are here to help and try and do our best for them. the water levels rose very quickly and in the end of 500
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homes flooded, about 400 businesses, serious? the river rose four metres infour serious? the river rose four metres in four hours. keep up the good work this weekend. step inside the town hall, which helpfully is on high ground. this is where the volunteershub ground. this is where the volu nteershub is. ground. this is where the volunteershub is. good morning, you have been cooking for people all week? since sunday afternoon. once i could get out my house, because our street was flooded. we were fine, we weren't actually flooded in the building. came here sunday afternoon and got things in motion. we are doing 9—5 monday until now. and got things in motion. we are doing 9-5 monday until now. more of the same all weekend, keep up the good work! step inside. do what you can. step inside here, the council chamber has been turned into the base where people come and get help. you would register any damage that has happened to your house here and hopefully apply for grants and support and coordinate the team effort with volunteers. robin is the chief executive from the council.
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how concerned chief executive from the council. how concerned are chief executive from the council. how concerned are you? i'm concerned. it's really important people are prepared and vigilant because we had storm dennis coming to us that we are waiting to see what the forecasting looks like but it looks serious and we have been through a serious event with ciara at the weekend. our commuters are well prepared and used at the situations boast positive it's important people are prepared and vigilant. some simple things like respond, act, don't do silly things like drive through flood water, that can cause flooding as well as damage to vehicles and we had to rescue people from cars last weekend. really important people are prepared. now time for a look at the weather. thank you, already wet and windy on the western side of scotland and through northern ireland, 50—60 miles an hour. that weather front eventually pushes through scotland and northern ireland by around lunchtime or early afternoon and then eventually drags its cloud and wind and rain towards the north and
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west of england and through wales as well. further south and east, you don't get to see the rain until quite late on in the afternoon. behind scattered showers. storm dennis, amber warnings, yellow warnings, they are all on the website. the met office have real concerns because after a couple of dry hours to start your weekend perhaps on saturday, there comes the wind and rain. a lot of rain and it isa wind and rain. a lot of rain and it is a threat with regard to flooding right on into sunday as well. please bear that in right on into sunday as well. please bearthat in mind. right on into sunday as well. please bear that in mind. look at the strength of the gusts, not as windy as last weekend. 40—60 or 70 miles an houraround as last weekend. 40—60 or 70 miles an hour around exposed coasts and hills. all the air is flooding in from the south and south—west, so it will be mild. whether you want to stand around and it is another matter! the threat from both the amount of rain and indeed the strength of the wind goes right on through toward sunday. that is why we have real concerns. please keep up—to—date with the forecast this weekend.
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hello, it's ten o'clock, i'm joanna gosling and we're live from new broadcasting house. it's a global health emergency spreading with nine confirmed cases in the uk. but how prepared would the uk, and, crucially, the nhs, really be if coronavirus were to spread further here? we'll be asking these senior health service figures about their plans. one of them says hospitals are already looking at how they prioritise patients, which could mean routine operations being stood down. gareth evans was at the fishmonger‘s hall conference on prisoner rehab where usman khan launched a vicious knife attack. he speaks to us exclusively about that day and pays tribute to jack merritt, one of the two people killed. it was painful to find out. one of my best friends. a good man. he made me believe i could be normal.
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